1857 in New Zealand

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1857 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1857 in New Zealand.

Population[edit]

The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1857 is 57,150 Māori and 49,802 non-Māori.[1]

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 2nd Parliament continues.

Events[edit]

  • 7 February: The Auckland Register begins publishing. It ends in 1862.[2]
  • 14 May: The Taranaki News publishes its first issue. It becomes the Taranaki Daily News in 1885, and continues to publish today.[3]
  • 24 September: The Hawke's Bay Herald and Ahuriri Advocate publishes its first issue. It becomes the Hawke's Bay Herald in 1858. The paper publishes weekly at first, becomes bi-weekly in 1861, and then daily in 1871. In 1937 it will merge with another paper to form the Hawke's Bay Herald-Tribune.[4]
  • 23 October: The Colonist publishes its first issue, in Nelson. The newspaper is published until 1920, when it is incorporated into The Nelson Evening Mail.[5]

Undated[edit]

Sport[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Two existing clubs combine to form the Auckland Racing Club. The ARC holds its first meeting at Ellerslie Racecourse.[7] (see also 1874)

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand has collated estimates from a number of sources (interpolating where necessary) at "Long-term data series". Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14. , in particular "A1.1 Total population.xls". Archived from the original (Excel) on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007. 
  3. ^ Bartle, Rhonda (8 February 2005). "An Abbreviated History in Ink". Puke Ariki. Archived from the original on 13 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Hawke's Bay Herald". National Library of New Zealand. 
  5. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007. 
  6. ^ E.R. Simmons, In Cruce Salus, A History of the Diocese of Auckland 1848 - 1980, Catholic Publication Centre, Auckland 1982,p. 145.
  7. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7

External links[edit]

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